With all the upcoming films in Marvel we naturally are going to focus heavily on the first major release with [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035). Still, another film has garnered a lot of attention as Captain America Civil War could prove to be their biggest film to date pitting Captain America against Iron Man. With recent rumors there even was some talk that Marvel Studios was trying to win the rights back to the popular Spider-Man character. While all the rumors surrounding the future of this franchise have died out except a supposed summit, which should have been held in January between Sony and Marvel. Yet we still haven’t heard any new information regarding what is to come as Marvel Studios is putting its focus on marketing the upcoming [Daredevil](movie:47230) series on Netflix, Age of Ultron and especially their newest solo series focusing on a ant-sized hero Ant-Man. Still, to keep things interesting and looking at recent rumors I will throw in my hat into the potential future of the MCU.
Civil War might become the largest entry in the franchise acting as a pseudo-Avengers film, but what is more notable is the fact that there seemed to have been a plan to add Spider-Man into the fray. Especially considering that the character was an important part of the original comic book storyline that will influence the film. As I mentioned before not much has sadly come out of this rumor up until now, especially considering the leaks from the Sony Hack, but speculation and hopes still believe that somehow our wall-crawler will one day be able to join our favorite superheroes. Especially considering that the directors behind [Captain America: Civil War](movie:994409), the Russo brothers, were interested in producing Spider-Man films.
As pre-production is slowly starting for the film and filming will commence sometime this year to prepare for its 2016 release, we can expect it to be a little early to assume the character will be recast and shown in the film. Yet there might be another way to somehow to get our attention that the wall-crawler has returned to Marvel Studios after all the rumors that have circulated the web. If they are true then we could have a classic Marvel Studios press release over their website like they commonly do with most of their castings, or they could get creative. Is there some way they could use a neutral character exclusive to the Spider-Man mythos that would in some way tell the audience what truly happened at that supposed summit?
Captain America: Civil War will change the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a way that splits all our heroes in two separate groups. Imagine the media going haywire on the entire topic trying to say whose side they are on. Maybe even have Stephen Colbert, a longtime Captain America fan, throw in his opinion and support of Cap as he proclaims Iron Man to be a danger. After the credits we get one more scene where we hear a familiar voice echo as on the screen we see J. Jonah Jameson report on the matter while pointing out that another menace is terrorizing the streets of New York City. A way of Marvel telling the audience not only that Spider-Man has finally arrived home, but they have plans for him.
How would that make any sense or have any impact? Well, just recently there was an interview with J. K. Simmons, who famously played J. Jonah Jameson in the original Spider-Man trilogy. As he was being asked on the matter he seemed to dodge the question a bit, but added the following sentence when asked if he would be reprising his iconic role.
“I just heard that we...that’s a possibility.”
Now, this could mean everything and it could be mean nothing at all. Maybe Sony will actually make the [Sinister Six](movie:1274281) film, or are simply trying to confuse us. Either way, I would love to see this happen as not only him reprising his role would give the cameo a much deeper meaning, but also would seem akin to what they have done with the character in the Disney XD series “Ultimate Spider-Man”, where Simmons even voices the role. From this point on, all we can do is wait and hope, but whatever comes our way will certainly be interesting to say the least.